American Senior Communities

Heritage Park Healthcare

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Caring people make the difference at Heritage Park. You can feel it the minute you walk into our community and meet our staff. They are experts in senior care who are not just doing a job, but following a calling. They are here to help you and your family find answers, solutions and peace of mind. In fact, they become an extension of your family.

Heritage Park offers a full continuum of housing and senior healthcare solutions designed to accommodate a diversity of lifestyle choices and healthcare requirements. Whether you are looking for nursing home rehabilitation, memory care, long-term, respite or hospice care, Heritage Park is able to give personalized senior care to your loved ones.

Conveniently located in Fort Wayne on Hobson Road, just south of East State Boulevard with easy access to I-69, Heritage Park is close to emergency health care, Parkview Memorial Hospital, shopping centers and restaurants. You will have peace of mind knowing that loved ones are close to important amenities such as hospitals. Call to learn why Heritage Park is the ideal senior care community in Fort Wayne.

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  • Moving Forward Rehabilitation

    Our Moving Forward program is designed for those striving to restore abilities lost due to stroke, cardiovascular difficulties, orthopedic surgery and other debilitating conditions. Programs vary in frequency and intensity and include physical, occupational and speech/language therapies. Our goal is to return our participants home safely with the skills they need to continue life on their own terms.

    Physical Therapy focuses primarily on independent mobility, regaining strength and balance, using proper body mechanics and energy saving techniques to better perform mobility tasks.

    Occupational Therapy promotes independence with daily living activities like bathing, eating, dressing, self-care and home management tasks. Participants gain strength and coordination while learning to conserve their energy.

    The goal of Speech/Language Therapy is to increase functional communication, cognitive skills, and teach safe swallowing by introducing diet modifications and special feeding techniques. Therapy may include muscle retraining, compensatory strategies, and use of communication devices.

    Exclusively at American Senior Communities, the Road to Recovery program offers the opportunity for our interdisciplinary team, the patient, and their family to meet within the first 72 hours after admission to map out their Road to Recovery by identifying discharge goals. We monitor our rehabilitation outcomes and use the data to consistently improve our services. In-home assessments are performed by the therapy team prior to discharge to ensure a safe transition back to home.

    Services include wound care, rehabilitation screenings, fall prevention, restraint reduction, restorative nursing, contracture management, wheelchair position and mobility, walking ability programs and more.

  • Auguste’s Cottage Memory Care

    Auguste’s Cottage is a structured, research-based memory care program. We utilize a person-centered, wellness-based model of care that incorporates stimulating daily activities to sustain independence and promote a healthy spirit. Auguste’s Cottage is a self-contained center within our care community. The concept is to focus on maintaining a secure, home environment where residents have a sense of belonging and meaning each and every day. We offer:

    • A Meaningful Day activity program that builds on the eight domains of wellness
    • An emphasis on holistic and innovative care philosophies
    • A reminiscent and dementia supportive living environment

    Auguste’s Cottage is a self-contained center within our communities. We surround residents with artwork and special personal items from their past to help foster a sense of belonging and cultivate feelings of security. Plants adorn the halls and pets visit frequently. This protected environment fosters dignity and supports autonomy by reducing challenges.

  • Long-Term Care

    Long-term care includes a variety of services for people who cannot care for themselves for extended lengths of time. Under the guidance of an attending physician, long-term acute care is provided at our long-term care facilities by licensed nurses, specially trained health care aides and a full interdisciplinary care team.

    When you or your aging loved one can no longer be cared for in the home, long-term care offers around the clock care by a specially trained team of healthcare professionals. Physical, occupational and speech therapies are also available to ensure our long-term health care residents function at the highest level of independence as possible. The setting is home-like, cheerful, soothing and secure to ensure the highest quality of life is maintained for you or your loved ones.

  • Respite Care

    While it’s natural for caregivers to allow their own needs to get pushed aside, it’s important for them to realize that they deserve a break from their responsibilities in order to properly care for themselves.

    This is where senior respite care can make a difference in a caregiver’s life. Respite stays are an option for those who need respite care services for elderly friends or family on a short-term basis. This allows home caregivers the ability to travel, start a new job, recuperate from an illness, or pursue other interests. Many find respite stays are the perfect option for recovery from surgery or hospitalization.

    Should a short stay require extended care, we can accommodate that, too. We carefully examine the needs of our respite guests and provide the level of care required to make their stay comfortable and enjoyable. Family members leave with the confidence that their loved one is safe and in good hands.

  • Hospice Care

    Hospice and palliative care for seniors is designed to provide comfort, care, and pain relief for those facing terminal illness. Hospice care involves a team approach to supporting patients and their families with expert medical care and pain management, along with meeting the spiritual and emotional needs of both the patient and the family.

    Hospice and palliative care represent a compassionate approach to end-of-life care, assuring the best quality of life and allowing your loved ones to live as comfortably as possible. American Senior Communities partners with local hospice companies to offer comprehensive hospice services, including skilled nursing care, respite care, spiritual and bereavement counseling, medical equipment and supplies, social services, and pharmacy services. By assembling an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, aides, volunteers, social workers and clergy, we are able to serve the special needs of hospice patients and their families.

  • Outpatient Therapy

    Outpatient Therapy at American Senior Communities is a personalized approach to clinically-proven strategies that promote overall better health. By combining highly-trained and compassionate therapists with the latest technologies, our programs are structured to fit your needs. Goals are set and guided by therapists who are committed to excellence, integrity, quality and customer service. Our treatments are designed to increase mobility by reducing inflammation and pain. In coordination with your physician, the best, most personalized care for you is always our highest priority.

    • Effective, scientifically proven pain management interventions

    • The utilization of new technologies that are effective and make therapy fun

    • Physician-approved interventions for post-operative orthopedic and other procedures

    • We encourage family and caregiver participation

“The staff at Heritage Park is wonderful. Everyone was so kind and caring. They made my stay here as enjoyable as it could possibly be. I want to give a big thank you to the therapy department. I appreciate all their hard work to help me reach my goals of going back home with my family.”

— Juanita Booker, former resident

“The therapy department of Heritage Park exceeded my expectations for rehabilitation for my mother. The staff showed kindness, compassion and sensitivity to her frail condition. Thanks to them, my mother is able to get back to the things she enjoys at home.”

— William Booker, son of former resident

“I can't say enough about the wonderful services Heritage Park provides. The therapy is great! The staff is kind, caring and always willing to help. The food is good, too. I would recommend this place to anyone who needs help getting back on their feet. Keep up the good work, Heritage Park!”

— John Thorson, resident

“I was very apprehensive about transitioning from rehabilitation to long term care, but I didn’t want to be a burden to my family, and I knew I needed more assistance than what my family could give me. The staff at Heritage Park helped me adjust to my new home. I love the family atmosphere and how the staff shows compassion to me and the other residents here. I would recommend Heritage Park to anyone who is not able to return home and needs long term care.”

— Ruth Price, resident

“Dad was admitted to Heritage Park in the middle of January 2018. When he arrived, he was bedridden, weak and required assistance with daily living. After just a few weeks of rehabilitation at Heritage Park, my dad was able to walk independently without a walker and able to dress and complete all of his daily living tasks independently. His progress has been nothing short of amazing, and we are grateful to the nursing staff and therapy department of Heritage Park for his fast recovery. Thanks for bringing our dad back to us! May God bless you all!”

— Tracy Galloway, daughter of resident

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